from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of intercepting or the state of being intercepted.
  • n. Something, such as a missile, an aircraft, or a radio transmission, that is intercepted.
  • n. Sports A pass that is intercepted, especially a forward pass in football.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An act of intercepting something, the state of being intercepted, or a thing that is intercepted.
  • n. A passing play where the ball is received by the opposing team.
  • n. a pass that is intercepted by an opposing player.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of intercepting

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of intercepting; a stopping or cutting off; obstruction; hindrance.
  • n. Intrusion; intervention.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (American football) the act of catching a football by a player on the opposing team
  • n. the act of intercepting; preventing something from proceeding or arriving


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